As the economy recovers from the recession, the country’s energy needs are growing at an accelerating pace.
But that growth has coincided with an uptick in carbon emissions.
The country’s power plants have produced more than 5 billion tons of CO2 emissions, a total that has risen by more than 60 percent since 2008, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
And the number of Americans who own wind turbines has more than doubled since 2008.
But the boom in wind and solar power has also unleashed a new wave of carbon emissions from the process.
It’s the most prominent source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U, according a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
The report found that by 2030, wind turbines and solar panels will be responsible for more than 50 percent of U..
S., Canadian and Japanese CO2 pollution.
That’s more than double the amount of carbon dioxide emitted in cars and trucks, the report found.
It also found that wind and sun power are the most common sources of carbon pollution in America, accounting for an average of more than three billion tons annually.
The report found solar and wind power have accounted for more emissions than any other source.
“The growing cost of renewables is an important factor driving the surge in carbon pollution,” said Steven Aftergood, senior director of the Science Initiative at the Federation of American Scientists.
“It is the main driver of the rise in CO2 in power plants.”
The report also found the rate of U:CO2 growth in the past five years has been much slower than the rapid growth seen in other sectors of the economy.
This is likely because the growth in solar power and wind energy has been outpacing the growth of other energy sources.
The data in the report show that wind power has grown at the fastest rate, while solar power was in the middle.
“What is surprising is that solar and renewable energy is the only sector that is growing faster than the energy sector,” Aftergood said.
“There is clearly more to come.
The U: CO2 growth rate has been higher than the overall economy.”
According to the report, wind power alone accounts for more greenhouse gas than any of the other energy sectors combined.
It accounts for an additional 18 percent of the overall energy sector emissions.
But wind and wind farm output has been growing more rapidly than overall energy production in recent years, and wind and other renewables are producing more CO2 than other energy technologies.
Wind and solar also account for an increasing share of energy use and carbon emissions, especially when comparing them to coal and natural gas.
Wind energy is now responsible for nearly 60 percent of total carbon emissions in a single year, and solar energy is responsible for an even larger share, up to 80 percent.
The Energy Information Board, an independent nonprofit organization that helps assess the energy impact of energy technologies, estimated that wind energy is creating enough CO2 to power the entire country for about a year.